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Resource Center to open for tornado survivors

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas – A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be open Tuesday at the Williamson Expo County Center in Taylor. Its purpose is to provide short- and long-term relief to tornado survivors in Williamson and Bastrop counties.

The resource center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 29 and 30 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 31.

Agencies such as Austin Disaster Relief and the American Red Cross are partnered to provide food, clothing, pet care, financial advice, housing, debris removal, and other services to tornado victims.

In addition, mental health services will also be available to help people cope with and prevent emotional fatigue. There will be Spanish in place. Anyone with property damage should report to the Texas Division of Emergency Management or TDEM. Victims affected by tornadoes but unable to reach the MARC can call the ADRN Disaster Survivor Hotline at 512-806-0800 for assistance.

The storms that hit Texas on Monday, March 21 resulted in at least 27 tornadoes in a large swath of the state, the National Weather Service reported. The tornado that crossed Round Rock in Williamson County was an EF-2 with a maximum wind speed of 135 mph. An EF-1 tornado with a maximum wind speed of 110 mph made landfall in Jarrell, which is also in Williamson County.

A total of 65 homes were destroyed when a tornado landed near Elgin in Bastrop County.



Resource Center to open for tornado survivors

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